Mr. Seward to Mr. Koerner.
Sir:Your despatches, No. 57, of the 8th of October, and No. 58, of the 11th of October, have been received. The facts they communicate touching the efforts of the French emperor to increase his influence in Spain, and on the subject of the insurrection in Santa Domingo, are very interesting.
You were quite right in assuring the Marquis of Miraflores that the accusations to which you allude, concerning our participation in the troubles at Santa Domingo, were utterly groundless. All reports or intimations of any kind that the government or people of the United States have practiced, or are practicing, interference in that quarter, or in Cuba, or elsewhere, are entirely without any foundation in fact.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Gustavus Koerner, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Madrid.